Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight COVID

1 August 2021, 11:01 AM
Cambodia will begin offering a booster shot against COVID-19, switching between the AstraZeneca and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country.
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